Thursday, April 29, 2010

Warm Weather Weekend Ahead!

The weather experts are predicting 70, even 80 degree temperatures this weekend, and we think it's a perfect time to dust off those beach chairs. If you decide to hit the beach, you can't do better than Good Harbor -- where you can use the Blue Shutters as your jumping off point. We'd love to see you here this weekend -- don't forget the sunblock!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

A Look Ahead to Those Days at the Beach

Thinking of summer and figured I'd try something new with this blog (for us anyway)...adding a photo. Does this get you in the mood for summer -- or a springtime getaway? If you haven't done so already, give us a call or drop us an email and make your plans now that the beach weather is arriving

Celebrate Cinqo de Mayo at the Blue Shutters!

Last week's Margarita-land got us thinking -- with May 5 just around the corner, the Blue Shutters would be a great backdrop for a Cinqo de Mayo celebration. Settle in on the lawn overlooking Good Harbor Beach, mix up some tequila drinks or crack open some Cornonas and start celebrating. There's a great Mexican restaurant in downtown Gloucester -- Jalapeno's and you know the local bars will be gearing up for Cinqo de Mayo. So you're encouraged to slip away this coming weekend -- or on May 5 itself -- and get into the party mood.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Coming Up in May: Brews & Blues

We may be still cleaning up from last night's Murder Mystery, but that hasn't stopped us from planning our next Blue Shutters event -- our "Blue & Brews" weekend. We've done a few of these -- the most recent last fall -- and our May event not only provides guests to get a free taste of the local Cape Ann Brewing Co. beers and enjoy our musician friends who'll entertain us on the lawn; its also a chance to join us in welcoming summer. When we did this last May, it was a summer-like weekend -- many guests split time between our party and the beach. We're hoping for another great weekend in spring 2010. We're planning to do all this on the weekend around Saturday May 22. Stay tuned for more info -- or call us to hear more about these plans and to make your reservation.

Murder Mystery Night Recap: Murder, Margaritas and Many Laughs!

Today we're recovering from last night's Margarita-land Murder Mystery at the Blue Shutters. There will be photos up shortly of the entire crew -- Margarita-land resort owners Coconut Joe and Coconut Jane (Tony and Lara), Bar Manager Bindy Barkeep (Mary), Bartender Jack Daniels (Ed), Kylie Cocktail (Judy), Lifeguard Lifesavin' Sam (Joel), Pool Boy Cabana Bob (Bob), Tattoo Artist Tatum Tatt (Melissa), Island Millionare Thurston Howard (Robert), Thurston's Girlfriend Candy Cotton (Michelle), Lottery Winner Lucky Numbers (Ed again), Actress Starr Bright (Andi), Surfer Sandy Beachbum (Art), Island Native Izzie Islander (Paula) and Police Officer Sgt. Lord (Patty). AnnMarie was on hand to keep the party going -- which included tropical drinks, refreshments and tunes. Hawaiin shirts, parrots, palm trees and flamingos provided the backdrop as the Blue Shutters was transformed into a Caribbean resort for the evening. Thanks to all our guests for helping to make this a fun evening. Check out the photos -- and start making plans to join us in the fall for our next Murder Mystery Night! In case you're wondering, the murder victim was Jack Daniels and the murderer was Lifesavin' Sam. Izzie collected the most money from other guests, best costume honors went to Melissa's Tatum Tatt, and Michelle as Candy Cotton was voted best performance...but in the end, we all ended up winners.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Saturday's Murder Mystery Night Will Have a Margarita-land Feel

Our Murder Mystery Night is just a few days away, and there are still spots open....and if you need some convincing, maybe the theme we've chosen will help. Saturday's event will be a Margarita-land Murder Mystery Night. It's a nod to the Blue Shutters' beachside backdrop -- and we expect that the Jimmy Buffett tropical feel will give our guests an early taste of summer. The Blue Shutters will provide everything our guests need to get into the Margarita-land mood -- all they have to do play along. Our fall Murder Mystery Night was a lot of fun, but this Saturday's Margarita-land event promises to be even more special. Call or email us for more details.